Pupil Premium

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The Pupil Premium is an allocation of additional funding provided to schools to support specific groups of children who are vulnerable to possible underachievement. These include pupils who are entitled to free school meals, those looked after by the local authority and the children of armed service personnel.

All schools are required to report on their Pupil Premium strategy which includes the  amount of funding received and how this is being used.

Pupil Premium Statement (Updated May 2021)

School overview



 School name

Seaton Academy

Pupils in school


Proportion of disadvantaged pupils


Pupil premium allocation this academic year


Academic year or years covered by statement

2020 - 2022

Publish date

May 2021

Review date

September 2021

Statement authorised by

C Banks

Pupil premium lead

Mrs W Stuart

Governor lead

Mrs S Walsh

Disadvantaged pupil progress scores for last academic year – March 2020


(13 children)







Disadvantaged pupil performance overview for last academic year – March 2020 

Measure  - 4 children




Meeting expected standard at KS1




Achieving high standard at KS1




Strategy aims for disadvantaged pupils



Priority 1

Subscribe to Rising Stars ensuring access to reading at home at all times.

Purchase books/furnishings for Cosy Cottage as an outside reading resource area.

Priority 2

Ensure all PP children have relevant, effective IEPs

Barriers to learning these priorities address

Support development of reading both in school and at home.

Relevant IEPs that address gaps in learning

Projected spending


Teaching priorities for current academic year



Target date

Progress in Reading

To maintain our progress score (84%) above national average

July 2021

Progress in Writing

To maintain our progress score (73%) above national average

July 2021

Progress in Mathematics

To maintain our progress score (88%) above national average

July 2021.


To maintain progress score of 90%+

July 2021.


Improve attendance for disadvantaged children in line with LA average

July 2021

Remember to focus support on disadvantaged pupils reaching the expected standard in phonics check at end of year 1.

Targeted academic support for current academic year



Priority 1

Short term intervention programs and small group work to focus on individual targets in Reading

Priority 2

Small group work and adapted intervention programs that focus on Maths and Writing

Barriers to learning these priorities address

Enable the gap for individual children to be addressed

Projected spending


Wider strategies for current academic year



Priority 1

Promote wellbeing through outdoor play

Priority 2

Improve fine motor skills through Dough Disco and Squiggle while you Wriggle

Barriers to learning these priorities address

Allows socialization and communication following the restrictions of Lockdown

Develop handwriting skills across school

Projected spending


Monitoring and Implementation



Mitigating action


To ensure all disadvantaged children have effective IEPS

Support from PP lead and SENDCo

Targeted support

Time for individual/small intervention group work

Effective use of timetables for TAs throughout school

Wider strategies

Provide a new outdoor play area for EYFS

Site Manager to organize and build

Review: last year’s aims and outcomes



To ensure PP children are in school on time and ready for learning.

PP children had access to Breakfast Club which they attended ensuring a readiness for learning.

To enable PP children to make progress in core areas

Half termly tracking shows that the majority of PP children make good progress.

To promote good attendance above 90% for PP children

Attendance for PP children was 92.3% (13 children)

The Academic Year 2019/20

Seaton Academy received £17,160 in Pupil Premium based on the eligibility of 7.1% of pupils in school.

The additional funding was used in the following ways:

  • To provide short-term intervention programmes for underachieving pupils and those with SEND.
  • To provide small group teaching to extend pupils abilities.

The main impact of the expenditure on eligible and other pupils was as follows according to assessment prior to Lockdown.

  • All pupils who received additional intervention support were able to make above average attainments in their learning based on their starting points.
  • Foundation Stage assessments for all pupils working at 40 - 60  and above were:
    • All prime areas: 72%
    • Reading: 89%
    • Writing: 89%
    • Number: 89%
    • Shape, Space and Measures: 88%
  • Key Stage 1 assessments for all pupils working at the Expected Standard and above were:
    • Writing: 73%
    • Reading: 84%
    • Maths: 88%

The Current Academic Year 2020/21

The Pupil Premium funding is £21,520 based on the eligibility of 9.4% of pupils in school.

Main Barriers to Educational Achievement.

  • Attendance and punctuality
  • Access to small group/individual support to focus on individual targets

Strategies to Address Barriers 

  • Access to Breakfast Club to ensure the children are in school on time.
  • Parents informed of poor attendance record and an appointment with the Head is requested if it falls below 95%.
  • All Pupil Premium children have Individual Education Plans enabling a focus on individual targets.
  • Short-term intervention programmes for underachieving pupils and those with SEN.
  • Small group teaching to extend pupils abilities.

Measuring Impact of Pupil Premium

  • Individual Education Plans are reviewed half termly.
  • Assessment will be tracked each half term according to Seaton Academy’s Assessment Policy.
  • Monitoring of attendance and punctuality is ongoing

Date of Pupil Premium Strategy Review: September 2021

Further Information on the Pupil Premium can be found by following the link below:


Sports Funding

Due to the impact and success of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic games, the Government announced new funding of £150 million for physical education (PE) and sport in April 2013 for schools. The funding is intended to be used to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sport provision and to encourage and inspire children to enjoy and participate in a healthy and active lifestyle. At Seaton Academy the funding has allowed us to improve PE provision and raise achievement for all pupils in sport.

How will Seaton Academy be spending it's allocation?

At our school, sport is something we are very proud of. Children have rich and varied opportunities to take part in sport for fun, personal achievement and development, physical development and competition. We are very well resourced. Teachers and coaches who deliver PE in curriculum time, and who facilitate extra curricular sporting opportunities are passionate about what they do and help our children to achieve in all areas of sport and physical activity. However, there are always ways we can improve our provision and practice. The additional sports and PE funding will help us greatly.

We plan to:

  • Use specialist coaches to work with groups of children.  
  • Use specialist coaches to work alongside teaching staff to improve their skills and knowledge and provide professional development opportunities for teachers.
  • Improve the quality of teaching and learning.
  • Purchase equipment and resources to enhance our teaching and learning in this area.

PE and Sports Funding

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Seaton Academy Impact of PE and Sports Funding 2018/19

  • The funding has enabled the school to maintain its high level of involvement in school competitions.
  • Wider variety of sports offered within the school day and beyond.
  • An increase in out of school opportunities are taken up.
  • Pupil responses show great enjoyment. 

In working in partnership with outside providers, teaching staff have increased their individual knowledge and skills in the areas of the curriculum covered in the class lessons delivered by the specialist coaches. By observing the coaches delivering sessions, staff now feel more confident in delivering PE themselves.


At the start of the financial year 2018/19 Seaton Academy received £17250. The funding has been spent as outlined in the pie chart displayed and a similar use of the funding is planned for the next allocation in 2018/19. Below is a breakdown of how much has been spent in each area:

Travel : £537.52 (2.94%)

Sports equipment : £11,146.61 (61.09%)

Staff sp training : £680 (3.72%)

Sports coaches : £3856.55 (21.14%)

Sports partnerships : £2000 (11.09%)


PE funding is being spent on the future of the children in Seaton Academy. The high quality coaching by the coaches being brought in by the county means we are able to train the teaching and support staff with CPD (continued professional development). Equipment is renewed when needed so as to retain a high performance of practice.